The Lexmark Optra E312 is a black-and-white laser printer that, though a little outdated, should make most home users very happy. In comparison to other products on the market, this machine is tiny! Its size is only 1.4x14.4x8.8 inches, and it weighs only 16.5 pounds, meaning nearly anyone can move it around if needed. With a monthly duty cycle of 10,000 pages, most will find it exceeds their expectations. Its flaw, however, is its very slow speed of only 10 pages per minute when using the Optra toner
It needs only one Optra E312 toner cartridge in order to operate, and this is a black printer toner that can last nearly 6,000 pages before expiring. Compared to a lot of printers on the market, this one will cost you nearly nothing because you will most likely not have to change the Lexmark E312 toner very often. You can even hit resolutions of 1200x1200 dpi with this unit. Transparencies, envelopes, labels and plain paper can all be printed on with this machine, and up to 150 pages can fit in its input tray. It also comes standard with 4 MB of memory that can be expanded to 68 MB at anytime.
For the most part, users are very happy with the E312. First, its fast start-up time keeps printing from becoming a chore, and most love how inexpensive its upfront price was. Its small size is great, according to users, and its USB and parallel port connective options are convenient. Consumers also praise the printer's very light weight and easy-to-use features. Its simple setup and low cost per page using Lexmark E312 toner cartridges are also praised often. The only real complaints seem to be its lack of double-sided printing and slow print speeds. However, all of its pros should easily outweigh its cons.